Happy Onam to all!!
Onam is the state festival of Kerala. It is the festival celebrated with most number of cultural elements such as Vallam Kali, Pulikali, Pookkalam, Thumbi Thullal, Atthachamayam etc. The celebrations begin within a fortnight of the Malayalam New Year and go on for ten days. Thiruonam day is the most important day of Onam.
The Onam Sadya is a very indispensable part of Thiruvonam and almost every Keralite attempts to either make or attend one. The importance of the feast to the Kerala’s Onam celebration culture is captured in the famous Malayalam proverb “Kaanam Vittum Onam Unnanam” which means “One must have the Onam lunch even one is forced to sell his property”.
The feast is served on plantain leaves and consists of several dishes, including Banana Chips, Papadam, Thoran, Mezhukkupuratti, Kaalan, Olan, Aviyal, Sambar, Parippu curry, Erissery, Rasam, Kootu curry, Inchi curry, Pickle, Pulissery, Pachadi, Kichadi, Payasam, Banana and so on.
- Banana Chips
- Thoran (Cabbage / Vazhakka)
- Mezhukkupuratti (Payar / Chena)
- Parippu Curry
- Erissery ( Padavalanga / Mathanga / Chena)
- Pulissery ( Thakkali / Mambazha)
- Theeyal ( Thakkali / Vazhuthananga / Kadachakka )
- Rasam (Pepper / Nadan )
- Koottu Curry
- Inchi Curry
- Mango Pickle
- Moru Curry
- Pachadi (Beetroot / Pineapple)
- Payasam (Semiya / Pal)
- Pradhaman (Ada / Pazham)
Celebrate and enjoy this festive season with your dear and near ones.